Western Himalayas mountain lake

Incredible scenery in the Kalghan Valley, Pakistan. Standing there in the crisp morning air at 3000m surrounded by natural beauty, it was hard to imagine a photo doing it justice. But here we are, and lets see what we can do with this picture.

My own attempt looks a bit flat and 2 -dimensional - any recommendations for how to get a better sense of depth?


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Oh yes, and that sky really was that shade of blue . .

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Impressive image.


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My attempt with dt 4.8.0. I didn’t have much luck trying to get a depth effect.


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Here is my attempt. I tried darkening the foreground to give more depth. I am not sure if it really works.
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I’m not really happy with my edit. Anyway a first shot from me:

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Thank you for the play. With ART, GIMP and G’MIC:

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DT 4.8

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Do you also see the raccoon looking over a mountain slope into the lake at the top left of the photo? :upside_down_face:

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@lightlover very nice edit

My next render is probably somewhat unexpected. But i love the lines and structures on the right side. I regret a little bit that that the pic ends there already without having the chance to play a little bit more with this lines. I know that this is not a excellent render regarding colours - especially the redish snow on the right. I just wanted to show you this point of view.


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Hi
Great image / location.
Want a bit of depth? Have a read - Understanding Depth in Photography | Discover Digital Photography

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So just a few modules but lots and lots of masks

  1. Give the light some directionality. I imagined the sun somewhere on your left. Everything pointing there got lit, everything else didnt.
  2. Selective diffuse or sharpen aa filter - near 95% opacity, middle 85%, far 75%, furthest not masked
  3. cbrgb give the colours a bit of pop and brilliance to give a bit of contrast
  4. colour calibration to enhance the sky
  5. various corrections and a splash of contrast equaliser.
    Oh yeah, lens correction threw an error so I called your lens a sigma 15-30 (ef-s on a full frame???)

Thanks for that, a fun exercise.

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Here’s a quick stab at it in ART


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I decided to give local contrast and exposure to the mountain over the lake. The lake, however, some haze, trying to better separate elements. Hope that gives some depth (?)
Great photo! thanks for sharing
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I probably needed a wider angle lens to get a better perspective on the scene.
But
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Try this photo.

Great many thanks for that link!

Also those are great ways to use DT modules!!

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My version…

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Yeah, I used a bit of that. Obviously the composition is already taken so I blued and blurred the more distant mountains a bit, in addition to reducing contrast and slightly lightening them.

Here is my attempt ART > GMIC > GIMP

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